The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Chronicle Review http://chronicle.com/section/The-Chronicle-Review/41/ Opinion & Ideas :: The Chronicle Review Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:06:45 EDT <![CDATA[Selfie-Love]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147875/ http://chronicle.com/article/Selfie-Love/147875/ The philosopher Simon Blackburn decries narcissism as the handmaiden to vanity and hubris.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Born Too Soon]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147879/ http://chronicle.com/article/Born-Too-Soon/147879/ A physician and his interdisciplinary team investigate a surge of premature births in Puerto Rico.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Believers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147877/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Believers/147877/ Post-9/11, scholars scolded the religious. Now they overintellectualize them.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Realist in Residence]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147871/ http://chronicle.com/article/Realist-in-Residence/147871/ Finding no nurturing retreat for nonfiction writers, a scholar creates her own, at home.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[When Flexibility Is a Flaw]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147789/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Flexibility-Is-a-Flaw/147789/ We must resist the constant winds of compromise that soothe but distract us from our soundest judgments.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Revanchism and Its Costs]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147797/ http://chronicle.com/article/RevanchismIts-Costs/147797/ In Ukraine, Iraq, and many other places around the globe, political philosophy’s neglected stepchild is again raising havoc.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Ambiguous Pleasures]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147773/ http://chronicle.com/article/Ambiguous-Pleasures/147773/ There are lots of pedagogical reasons why students should read novels—but that’s not why students should read novels.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Science of Laughter]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147571/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Science-of-Laughter/147571/ If jokes escape Peter McGraw's lab, there's no sure antidote.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What's So Funny?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147575/ http://chronicle.com/article/Whats-So-Funny-/147575/ We laugh, therefore … what? A theory about theories of laughter.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Account Ability]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147569/ http://chronicle.com/article/Account-Ability/147569/ Bookkeepers have demonstrated powers beyond number.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Grayed Out]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147573/ http://chronicle.com/article/Grayed-Out/147573/ No one warned her that emerita status was a cloak of invisibility.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uses of Being Wrong]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147459/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Uses-of-Being-Wrong/147459/ By disproving an existing theory—even by acknowledging problems with our own—we refine our understanding of what our models can and cannot explain.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Review: The Brutality of American Punishment]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147479/ http://chronicle.com/article/Book-Review-The-Brutality-of/147479/ America’s prison system constitutes arguably the most prodigious system of torture in world history.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Florentine Courtship]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147493/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Florentine-Courtship/147493/ The city resisted my overtures but opened my mind and my heart.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[#failedintellectual]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147353/ http://chronicle.com/article/failedintellectual/147353/ @NeinQuarterly says goodbye to academe and hello to whatever.

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Rethinking the Age of Evangelicalism]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147359/ http://chronicle.com/article/Rethinking-the-Age-of/147359/ It's not a subculture but a movement that has affected all Americans.

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Black Women's Status Update]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147351/ http://chronicle.com/article/Black-Womens-Status-Update/147351/ Whether about Kara Walker or Rihanna, social media provide rare, much-needed forums to opine.

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Memory and Identity]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147287/ http://chronicle.com/article/MemoryIdentity/147287/ Two researchers at Emory University explore how and why we form autobiographical recollections.

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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:03:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Review: Mathematical Modernity]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147291/ http://chronicle.com/article/Book-Review-Mathematical/147291/ Jesuits in 1632 declared infinitely small quantities to be impossible. Time proved them immeasurably wrong.

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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:03:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Miseducation of America]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147227/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Miseducation-of-America/147227/ The film Ivory Tower reflects the sound bites, horror stories, and misinformation marring debate over higher education.

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 04:55:47 EDT
<![CDATA[What Sotomayor Gets Wrong About Affirmative Action]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147169/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Sotomayor-Gets-Wrong/147169/ A new study finds that alternatives to race-conscious affirmative action could accomplish the same goal.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[How Corporate IT Enslaved Academe]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147029/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Corporate-IT-Enslaved/147029/ Vast computer networks have come to dictate scholars' endeavors, to the detriment of their spirits and intellects. It's time to recognize the foe and fight back.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[This Is a Trigger Warning]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147031/ http://chronicle.com/article/This-Is-a-Trigger-Warning/147031/ Telling students who come to class with post-traumatic stress disorder to just suck it up is not a reasonable response to what trauma does.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Patriarch]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147033/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Patriarch/147033/ Fritz Senn and the rise of Joyce studies

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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[When Literature Was Dangerous]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147039/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Literature-Was-Dangerous/147039/ Ulysses helped create a culture in which books lack urgency.

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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Limits of Religious Tolerance]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146971/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Limits-of-Religious/146971/ Should believers be exempt from laws they despise?

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Mon, 09 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT